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My Certifications

ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer

It's no secret - fitness training has been proven to prevent disease, strengthen your health and improve your confidence and outlook on life. As a certified fitness trainer, I'm deeply trained in everything from muscle mechanics to flexibility and cardiovascular dynamics. So if you want to live a stronger and more confident life, I've got the training and the expertise to help you every step of the way.

ISSA Specialist in Fitness Nutrition

Whether you want to gain muscle, lose fat, or live healthily, your limiting factor usually lies beyond exercise. Poor nutrition is what holds people back. As a certified specialist in this area, I can help you dispel the common myths about nutrition, and then work with you to design a "real world" nutrition plan that you can actually stick with and enjoy.

ISSA Specialist in Exercise Therapy

All too often, people suffering from debilitating medical conditions are inclined to think that fitness doesn't apply to them. In reality, fitness is even more vitally important to those who are recovering from medical care. As a certified specialist in exercise therapy, I can help you design a fitness program that works around your condition, giving you a healthier and brighter future to look forward to.

ISSA Specialist in Strength & Conditioning

Until recently, most people believed that power athletes are born and not made. That has changed. Modern training techniques can make anybody faster, stronger, and more powerful. Athletes at all levels - from grade school to the NFL - can sharpen their competitive edge with the help of an expert trainer. As a certified specialist in this area, I can help you expand your body's capacity for challenging athletic feats while remaining strong and free from injury.

ISSA Specialist in Senior Fitness

Modern science has given us the ability to slow and even reverse the negative effects of aging. And study after study has shown that seniors are not only capable of real exercise, but can vastly improve their health, strength, mobility, and independence through exercise. As a certified specialist in senior fitness, I can help you set realistic goals for your health, and then enjoy achieving and exceeding them.

ISSA Youth Fitness Trainer

Countless studies show that children and adolescents today are in worse shape than at any other time in recent history. As a certified youth fitness trainer, I understand how timeless fitness and training principles apply specifically to kids and teens. I can help them train safely and knowledgeably for their age, boosting their confidence and giving them a stronger and brighter outlook on life.

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

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Corrective Exercise is one of the most important components of a comprehensive exercise program. Regardless of athletic ability or fitness level, almost every person has some degree of dysfunction that increases the chance for injury. A Corrective Exercise Specialist is a trainer who can successfully take on any client including top athletes while effectively training clients experiencing musculoskeletal impairments throughout the body.

Many muscular imbalances come from every day to day movement (or lack thereof) that lead to musculoskeletal impairments. Let's say you work in an office setting, mostly sedentary throughout the day. You are more likely to have overactive muscles in the chest and hips (from prolonged seated positioning), weak/lengthened hamstrings, and back with neck and lower back pain. A CES certified trainer such as myself will design a program incorporating exercises to correct those musculoskeletal imbalances to prevent injury and decrease/eliminate day-to-day pain.

NASM Behavioral Change Specialist

Most fitness enthusiasts believe they already possess the skills necessary to affect change with their clients. While on the surface, this may appear to be true. But when they dive a little deeper, they may realize there is so much more to learn to reversing years (or even a lifetime) of bad habits.

A Behavioral Change Specialist:

  • Pinpoints motivational triggers and determine your clients' greatest barriers to change.
  • Applies the appropriate intervention techniques aligned with your clients' personality, and identify their ability to change.
  • Designs programs that can yield quicker, more effective results, and help to raise client retention.
  • Adjust straining methods as clients progress in their training.

NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist

Sports Performance is one of the most demanding forms of training in the Fitness Industry today. The NASM Performance Enhancement Specialization (PES) has prepared me to work with athletes at any level from youth sports to professional athletes. The PES Certification relies on the evidence-based OPTTM model taking training to a higher level by introducing the Maximal Power phase.

The advanced knowledge and skills gained from the PES program will assists coaches in improving client athletic performance including their power, speed, agility and quickness.

Precision Nutrition Level 1

The Precision Nutrition Certification is more than learning about macronutrients, nutrient timing, supplementation etc. This course is designed to help COACH to your individual client. There is no "cookie-cutter" meal program that fits into every individuals lifestyle. Most people can sit in front of me and create a list of "healthy" foods but how do you coach your client to eating these foods on a consistent basis? Realistic goal setting, small modifications and EDUCATION are few of the techniques taught within this course. A PN1 coach knows how to educate and motivate their client to reach maximum potential.

CPR/AED

American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification incorporates the latest science technology and teaches CPR/AED card holders to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies including:

  • Burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses
  • Head, neck, back injuries
  • Heat and cold emergencies
  • How to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims

ISSA Master Trainer

The ISSA Master Trainer credential is awarded only to distinguished ISSA Certified Trainers who have proven their competence in personal training and developed expertise in five additional areas of concentration through specialization certifications. This esteemed knowledge means personalized programs and targeted results for any type of client.

ISSA Certified Master Trainer

ISSA Certified Nutritionist

Whether you want to gain muscle, lose fat, or live healthily, your limiting factor usually lies beyond exercise. Poor nutrition is what holds people back. As a certified specialist in this area, I can help you dispel the common myths about nutrition, and then work with you to design a "real world" nutrition plan that you can actually stick with and enjoy.